The Treasurer delivered the Federal Budget on Tuesday 25 October 2022

Budget documents

Overview

Overview documents highlighting the key measures from the October 2022-23 Budget.

Overview documents

Cost of living relief

We are providing responsible cost of living relief that doesn’t put additional pressure on inflation.

A stronger, more resilient economy

We are investing in the capabilities of our people and the capacity of our economy.

Responsible Budget repair

The best defence against uncertainty overseas is a responsible Budget at home.

Paying for what’s important

By responsibly managing the Budget, we can pay for the things that Australians value the most.

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Cheaper child care

We are investing $4.7 billion over 4 years from 2022–23 to make early childhood education and care more affordable. From July 2023, Child Care Subsidy rates will increase up to 90 per cent for eligible families earning less than $530,000.

Expanding Paid Parental Leave

The Government is investing $531.6 million over 4 years from 2022–23 to expand the Paid Parental Leave scheme. In 2026, families will be able to access up to 26 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

PBS general co‑payment will be lowered to $30

From 1 January 2023, we will decrease the maximum co‑payment under the PBS from $42.50 to $30 per script, a 29 per cent reduction.

Investing in social and affordable housing

The new national Housing Accord builds on the Government's $10 billion investment to establish the Housing Australia Future Fund. Returns from the Fund will be used to build 30,000 new social and affordable dwellings over 5 years.

A target of one million new homes

The new national Housing Accord has an aspirational target of one million new, well-located homes to be delivered over 5 years from mid‑2024 as capacity constraints are expected to ease. Under the Accord, the Government will provide $350 million over 5 years, with ongoing availability payments over the longer term, to deliver an additional 10,000 affordable dwellings.

Improving mental health and well‑being

This Budget restores the 50 per cent loading for telehealth psychiatry services in regional and rural areas.

Securing the NDIS

Total funding for the NDIS will reach $166.6 billion over 4 years, an increase of $8.8 billion. The Government will immediately invest $158.2 million for an additional 380 permanent staff for the National Disability Insurance Agency.

More and better aged care

The Government will provide $2.5 billion over 4 years, to deliver on its commitments to increase average care minutes per resident and mandate that facilities have a registered nurse on site 24/7.

Protecting Australians in aged care

The Government is providing $810.2 million for additional support for aged care providers to manage COVID-19 and $34.9 million to continue in reach testing in aged care.

Supporting our veterans

We are investing $233.9 million over 4 years to recruit 500 additional staff to speed up compensation claims processing. With a further $87 million over 2 years to improve veterans' access to support and services. To improve the welfare of veterans $46.7 million will be provided for 10 Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs across Australia.

Strengthening efforts to support women's safety

The Government is delivering $1.3 billion to support implementation of the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022–23. To increase support for women experiencing violence, we are investing $169.4 million for an additional 500 frontline community workers.

Investing in our schools

We’re investing $474.5 million over 2 years to help students bounce back. All schools will benefit from the $203.7 million Student Well-being Boost. The Schools Upgrade Fund will provide $270.8 million to support improvements to ventilation and air quality.

Community Batteries and Solar Banks

The $224.3 million Community Batteries for Household Solar Program will assist up to 100,000 households to reduce their power bills by delivering up to 400 community batteries to store excess solar energy. The $102.2 million Community Solar Banks program will help up to 25,000 households access cheap solar-powered energy.

Transparent and accountable climate action

We have enshrined in law our emissions reduction targets of 43 per cent by 2030 and net zero by 2050. We are investing $42.6 million to restore the Climate Change Authority, introducing an Annual Climate Change Statement to Parliament.

Protecting the Great Barrier Reef

The Government is increasing funding for the Great Barrier Reef to $1.2 billion by 2030. This will accelerate and scale up reef protection and restoration activities and address gaps in the implementation of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan.

NBN and mobile connectivity

A $2.4 billion investment in NBN Co will extend fibre access to 1.5 million more premises, including over 660,000 homes in regional Australia. A year of free broadband for up to 30,000 unconnected families will help students access learning materials from home.

Supporting small business well‑being

We are providing $15.1 million to extend the tailored small business mental health and financial counselling programs, NewAccess for Small Business Owners and the Small Business Debt Helpline.

Fee-free TAFE

The Government is delivering 480,000 fee-free TAFE and community-based vocational education places over 4 years. As well as a $50 million TAFE Technology Fund to modernise TAFEs across Australia.